Pope Francis condemns beheading of 21 Coptic Christian by ISIS
Pope Francis has today expressed ‘profound sadness’ at hearing of the brutal murders of the 21 Christian Egyptians. ‘Today I read about the execution of those twenty-one or twenty-two Coptic Christians,’ the Pope said in his native Spanish according to Breitbart. ‘Their only words were: “Jesus, help me!” They were executed for nothing more than the fact that they were Christian. The blood of our Christian sisters and brothers is testimony that cries out [to us]. via Pope Francis condemns beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS | Daily Mail Online.
I haven’t watched the video but I have heard the descriptions, I have seen the images of the waves of blood in the sea, I have heard the warnings to the “Nation of the Cross”, I have heard them say that they will put the blood of Christians into the sea with the blood of Osama Bin Laden. What I have not heard is the words from our leader that he condemns the killing of Christians. What he said is far from condemnation, according to him he is Christian, but he shows no mercy, no compassion, no empathy no sorrow for our brethren. He issued this statement by press secretary Josh Earnest late Sunday, “the killing of the 21 Egyptian men a “despicable and cowardly murder” that should accelerate the need for a political resolution to the burgeoning conflict in Libya.“ And now it’s being reported that what Government remains in Libya is condemning Egypt for what they say is an attack on their sovereignty. Really? Which begs the question that we asked in the beginning of the Libya invasion, why? Why did we replace one dictator with a monster? What did they expect would happen?
My heart is with our Brethren and their families. My prayer is for Peace and comfort that can only come from our Father. For endurance, for strength and courage. Christians are mourning, we are mourning with the families of these precious souls, these men have been given white robes at the feet of our Savior, and are hearing the words, well done my good and faithful servant, welcome home.
Revelation 6: When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
C. Refsland, VOP Advocate/News Analyst